Never call someone a pseudo-intellectual unless you are sure that you would recognize a real one.
Error is boundless.
Nor hope nor doubt,
Though both be groundless,
Will average out.
The pursuit of higher wisdom always seems to begin with discarding whatever lower wisdom you may possess.
To believe again is almost unheard of; to believe still is as common as dirt.
To persuade a man, convince him not that the idea is sound but that it is his own.
Opportunity, legal status, result — we are all apparently obliged to believe in the equality of something.
The opposite of hypocrisy is overconfidence.
If you publicize your mistakes, eventually someone will say they are remembered because you were right so often.
Those who trust their first thought sometimes have a second, but rarely a third.
Vehemence is the infallible sign of opinion.
The admission that irreparably damages the argument is introduced, by convention, with “of course”.